4.01 Scorpion (II)Writers: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Director: Rick Kolbe
Voyager is caught in the middle of a war between the Borg and Species 8472 and their alliance with the Borg brings a new character to the show. Season 4 opens with a terrific conclusion to the story and the introduction of Jeri Ryan as new regular 7 of 9. The Voyager/Borg alliance to defeat species 8472 crumbles, Janeway is injured and Chakotay takes a major role for once. This episode ties in Chakotay's experience in 'Unity' as he links to the Borg collective. 8/10.
4.02 The GiftWriter: Joe Menosky Director: Anson Williams
As Seven struggles with being disconnected from the Borg, meanwhile Kes says goodbye. Great episode that sees Janeway have outstanding scenes with her old protege, Kes as she leaves, and her new protege - the angry and defiant Seven of Nine. Jeri Ryan spends the episode in ugly prosthetics but is able to overcome that with a great performance as Seven's frustrations with Janeway show. Really good episode. 9/10.
4.03 Day of HonorTeleplay: Jeri Taylor Director: Jesus Trevino
A Klingon story focussing on B'Elanna that is actually pretty good. B'Ellana is not interested in her Klingon heritage initally, but faces up to thinks thanks to Tom. 7/10.
4.04 NemesisWriter: Kenneth Biller Director: Alexander Singer
Chakotay gets a story to himself when he gets involved in a war on a planet where all is not as it seems. HUGE yawn. 4/10.
4.05 RevulsionWriter: Lisa Klink Director: Kenneth Biller
Very creepy turn from guest star Leland Orser as a human hating hologram, this is as close to horror as Voyager ever got (althought that creepy one with the black&white faces clown guy comes to mind!) B'Ellana and the Doctor are faced with a mystery and a maniac! Very effective chiller. 8/10.
4.06 The RavenStory: Harry Doc Kloor and Bryan Fuller Writer: Bryan Fuller Director: LeVar Burton
Seven experiences odd flashbacks to her childhood pre-Borg. An interesting look at Seven's past, the first of many episodes focussing on her this year, but Jeri Ryan is not only ravishing to look at, she conveys Seven's iciness but also her vulnerablity so well. 7/10.
4.07 Scientific MethodStory: Sherry Klein and Harry Doc Kloor Teleplay: Lisa Klink Director: David Livingston
Voyager becomes the lab rats for a group of alien scientists. Doc and Seven save the day in a tense and exciting episode. Kate Mulgrew is excellent as an under pressure Janeway trying to force the alien Mengele-like scientists off her ship. 8/10.
4.08 The Year of Hell (I)Story: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Director: Allan Kroeker
Brilliant opener as Voyager has its own disaster movie and meets a meglomaniac named Annorax. Time travel episodes can be dodgy but this was an exciting episode as everything goes wrong. 8/10.
4.09 The Year of Hell (II)Writers: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Director: Mike Vejar
Pretty good part 2, but the actual resolution was a bit disappointing. I hate those "reset" features when the whole thing jsut never happened. Bit like "..and then I woke up and it was all a dream!" endings. However, we got Janeway in a vest going all Bruce Willis, and with scars and everything! Nice to see her butch up! 8/10.
4.10 Random ThoughtsWriter: Kenneth Biller Director: Alexander Singer
On a planet trip, a random violent thought from B'Elana leads to BIG trouble! An interesting Trek type premise about the clash of cultures that this sort of a future would surely be full of. 7/10.
4.11 Concerning FlightStory: Jimmy Diggs and Joe Menosky Teleplay: Joe Menosky Director: Jesus Salvador
Dull holodeck character Leonardo Da Vinci is back - and alive. So so. 5/10.
4.12 Mortal CoilTeleplay: Bryan Fuller Director: Allan Kroeker
A decent Neelix story that raises interesting issues about life and death. Typical Roddenberry-type Trek story but one that goes to a pretty dark place. However, these stories rarely leave an impact on a character. Neelix returns to being Mr Perky again and seems to have got over things! Pretty subversive though, as it is basically an episode about the whole idea of an afterlife being a lie. Not a popular opinion for many. 7/10.
4.13 Waking MomentsDirector: Alexander Singer Teleplay: Andre Bormanis and Kenneth Biller
Everyone is having bad dreams, in this entertaining reality/dreamworld story. Chakotay gets to be all native American mystical to save the day. 7/10.
4.14 Message in a BottleTeleplay: Lisa Klink Director: Nancy Malone
Excellent story featuring the Doctor being beamed to the Alpha quadrant and battling Romulans with another holgraphic doctor who is pricklier than him! Robery Picardo and Andy Dick make a great double act and this is a really fun and entertaining episode. 9/10.
4.15 HuntersTeleplay: Jeri Taylor Director: David Livingston
The Hirogen are back - and they are nasty. The perspective is often all wrong - they can't seem to make up their minds how big the Hirogen really are, but Tony Todd is always good value and here he gives some character to what have been just vicious killers so far. 8/10.
4.16 Prey Teleplay: Brannon Braga Director: Allan Eastman
The Hirogen and Species 8472 mix - Voyager is caught in the middle. Notable for a fabulous confrontation between Janeway and Seven about how much freedom from collective decisions Captain Janeway really wants to give Seven after she disobeys Janeway and hands over the alien to the Hirogen to save Voyager. 8/10
4.17 RetrospectDirector: Jesus Salvador Trevino Story: Mark Gaberman and Andrew Shepard Price Teleplay: Bryan Fuller and Lisa Klink
Ho-hum story about repressed memories. Seven thinks she has been attacked, but was she? Seems like a bit of a dig at all those stories about people claiming to have been abused and uncovering the truth under hypnosis. Not quite sure what message this episode was trying to get across. 7/10.
4.18 The Killing Game (I)Director: David Livingstone Teleplay: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
Fun on the holodeck- the crew are in WW2 , occupied France, but it is all a game for the Hirogen hunters who have taken over the ship. Janeway as a Feench resistance cafe owner, Seven as a chanteuse (doing her own singing!) and Roxanne Dawson not having to hide her pregnancy behind bulkheads for once! 9/10.
4.19 The Killing Game (II)Director: Victor Lobl Teleplay: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
Seven of Nine must lead the revolution! A bit like 'Allo 'Allo without the laughs. The resolution isn't quite as much fun as the set up but this was a strong 2 parter. 8/10.
4.20 Vis-a-VisDirector: Jesus Salvador Trevino Teleplay: Robert J. Doherty
A Tom Paris story about a body stealing alien that actually works really well. Tom as a character is far more interesting than he was at the start and this one adds a few wrinkles thanks to Steth, the body stealing aline. 7/10.
4.21 The Omega DirectiveDirector: Victor Lobl Teleplay: Lisa Klink Story: Jimmy Diggs and Steve J. Kay
Seven and Janeway work together to destory a molecule - yes that IS right. An interesting idea, and Seven displays a sense of wonder and awe for almost the first time. She also gets to boss Harry around and set up her own collective. The decision to have Janeway and Seven confront each other in so many ways was a really good one. Despite rumours that the actresses didn't get on too well, their scenes together are always electric. 9/10
4.22 UnforgettableDirector: Andrew J. Robinson Teleplay: Greg Elliot and Michael Perricone
Forgettable Chakotay story. Virginia Madsen guest stars. She shouldn't have bothered. 4/10.
4.23 Living WitnessTeleplay: Bryan Fuller Story: Brannon Braga Director: Tim Russ
Very good story about the Doctor being a living witness 400 years in the future as a race of people uncover the truth about Voyager's role in their history. Thought provoking episode about how history remembers events and I love Kate Mulgrew in black leather gloves! Tim Russ directs and does a great job. 9/10.
4.24 DemonsWriter: Kenneth Biller Story: Andre Bormanis Director: Anson Williams
Not terribly exciting story about a trip to an odd planet that results in erm...something wierd happening! The weird thing is just daft! 5/10.
4.25 OneTeleplay: Jeri Taylor Directed: Kenneth Biller
Seven and the Doctor are the only ones who can save the ship as Voyager travels through a strange nebula. An interesting experience for Seven, having to cope with being alone, but when a strange (and possibly imaginary) visitor appears, she begins to question everything. Excellent performance from Jeri Ryan - one of a string of them this year. 8/10.
4.26 Hope and FearDirector: Winrich Kolbe Teleplay: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Story: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
Have the crew found a way home? Guest star Ray Wise helps decrypt a Starfleet message that leads to a prototype spaceship that could have them home in months. Too good to be true? Seven and Janeway are once again to the fore in this very enjoyable finale, and there are several fantastic scenes between the two of them showing once again that fascinating relationship. 9/10.
5.01 NightDirector: David Livingston Writers: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
Janeway goes nuts! Slightly dull season opener as Voyager goes through an area of sapce that is all empty and Janeway gets depressed. Not for long thoguh, soon the place is swarming with hostiles. Hmm. 6/10
5.02 DroneDirector: Les Landau Teleplay Bryan Fuller, Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Story: Bryan Fuller and Harry Doc Kloor
Seven's nanoprobes mate with the Doctor's holoemitter and a baby Borg is born! Actually a really touching episode as Seven begins the first of several episode that see her be less of Janeway's pupil, making mistakes and taking on maternal roles. Bonds coming up with Naomi, Ichep and the Borg kids. 8/10.
5.03 Extreme RiskDirector: Cliff Bole Teleplay: Kenneth Biller
Torres goes all Klingon wild. Why? Roxann Dawson was so underused on this show! 7/10.
5.04 In the FleshDirector: David Livingston Teleplay: Nicholas Sagan
Species 8472 want to invade Earth so naturally build a recreation of Starfleet academy to practice being human. Chakotay goes undercover and, oh surprise, surprise, meets an attractive woman! Fun episode but logically, why on earth 8472 would do this...who know?! 7/10
5.05 Once Upon a TimeDirector: John Kretchmer Teleplay: Michael Taylor
Holodeck? Can't remember. Naomi Wildman, the holodeck and Flotter. Yes, one to forget. 5/10.
5.06 TimelessDirector: LeVar Burton Teleplay: Rick Berman and Joe Menosky and Brannon Braga
100th episode and a really good one. Kim and Chakotay have got home, but on the journey Voyager crashed into an ice planet. They try to send a message back through time to save their crewmates. Directed by Levar Burton, a terrific story and Garrett Wang as the terminally dull Harry Kim was actually pretty good for once. 9/10.
5.07 Infinite RegressDirector: David Livingston Teleplay: Robert J. Doherty Writer: Robert J. Doherty and Jimmy Diggs
More Jeri Ryan fun as Seven starts displaying a whole bunch of alternate personalities of people she assimilated as a Borg. Some comedic (A Ferengi in that catsuit with a funny walk does not look good - even on Jeri Ryan!) but others have fears about being captured and assimilated. Ryan is great and the episode is good fun. 8/10.
5.08 Nothing HumanDirector: David Livingston Teleplay: Jeri Taylor
I have the image of B'Elanna being stuck in sickbay covered in a giant slug! However, from there it calls to mind the classic 'Duet' from DS9 as the Doctor calls up a Cardassian doctor Crell Moset to assist and save B'Elanna after the slug thingy attaches intself to her. However it is revealed he was a sort of Dr Mengele figure who experiemented on Bajorans, and considered by them as a war criminal. Lots of classic moral Trek questions. Really good episode. 9/10
5.09 Thirty DaysDirector: Rick Kolbe Story: Scott Miller and Kenneth Biller
Rashoman style Voyager as Tom Paris recalls the events that lead to him being demoted back down to ensign. As Tom Paris episodes go, this is pretty good, as Tom gets involved in the fate of a planet unwilling to save its people. 7/10
5.10 CounterpointDirector: Les Landau Teleplay: Michael Taylor
Kate Mulgrew's favourite is one that leaves me a bit cold. An anti-telepath race, the Devore has a team of inspectors led by Kathyk, who has a bit of a thing with Janeway. The two of them play a game of tactical chess with each other as Kashyk hunts for telepaths and Janeway tries to stay one step ahead. It's good, just not great IMO. 7/10
5.11 Latent ImageDirector: Mike Vejar Story: Eileen Connors Teleplay: Joe Menosky
The Doctor discovers that his short term memory buffer has been tampered with and desperately tries to find out the person responsible.
5.12 Bride of ChaoticaDirector: Allan Kroeker Story: Bryan Fuller Teleplay: Bryan Fuller and Michael Taylor
Super fun episode that explored the Captain Proton world, a black and white pastishe of the 1950s/60s Flash Gorden sci fi tv shows introduced in the season opener. Tom's holodeck Captain Proton program is mistaken by an alien race for reality so Janeway is forced to assume the role of Arachnia, Queen of the Spider People, and infiltrate Chaotica's Fortress of Doom! Everyone looks to be having an absolute blast in this one, especially Kate Mulgrew as Arachnia! Special mention to the production designers for the amazing look of this episode. 9/10.
5.13 GravityDirector: Terry Windell Story: Jimmy Diggs Teleplay: Bryan Fuller and Nick Sagan
A shuttle carrying Tuvok, Paris and The Doctor disappears into a collapsing sinkhole and crash lands on a deserted wasteland. While the U.S.S. Voyager tries to rescue them from this risky area of space, the away team befriends Noss, an exotic alien woman who's also trapped on the planet.
5.14 BlissDirector: Cliff Bole Story: Bill Prady Teleplay: Robert J. Doherty
Seven and Tom return to Voyager with Naomi Wildman to find everyone very excited. They have found a wormhole that leads straight to the Alpha quadrant! Only Seven and Naomi appear sceptical about this amazingly fortuitous event. Of course, it IS too good to be true, although the reveal that it is all the trap of a gigantic space pitcher plant is a little unbelievable. The 'we've found a way home....oh no, wait, we haven't!' idea popped up a lot but this one worked pretty well. 8/10
5.15 & 5.16 Dark Frontier I&IIDirectors: CLiff Bole and Terry Windell / Writers: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
Excellent 2 part story that sees the return of the Borg Queen, this time played by Susanna Thompson. The crew are trying to steal technology from a Borg cube and plan and carry out the heist on the holodeck. However, the Borg are aware of what is going on, and the queen herself communicates with Seven. She threatens to assimilate Voyager unless Seven returns - an offer she is forced to accept. However, Janeway doesn't give up on her and goes up against the Borg Queen to get her back.
5.17 The DiseaseDirector: David Livingston Story: Kenneth Biller Teleplay: Michael Taylor
Awfully dull! Harry falls in love and is basically told it's a disease that he must be cured of. He's not happy. YAWN! 4/10
5.18 Course: OblivionDirector: Anson Williams Story: Bryan Fuller Teleplay: Bryan Fuller and Nick Sagan
Lieutenants Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres tie the knot but their holographic honeymoon is cut short by strange phenomenon and before long the crew starts to disintegrate and die! This shocking turn of events has to be a fake out - and it is! Remember the episode Demon when clones of the crew were created on that Demon planet back at the end of Season 4? Turns out to be that lot, so no Tom/B'Elanna weddine etc. However as the crumbling clones try to catch up with the real Voyager it was entertaining for a bit but it gets dafter as we go along. 7/10
5.19 The FightDirector: Winrich Kolbe Story: Michael Taylor Teleplay: Joe Menosky
One of the dullest ever! Can't remember much of this forgettable Chakotay episode. 2/10
5.20 Think TankDirector: Terrence O'Hara Story: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga Teleplay: Michael Taylor
Jason Alexander guest stars as a weird alien who offers to help Voyager get home by using his super smart think tank. Unfortunately his price is too high - he wants Seven of Nine. When the captain rejects his offer, things turn nasty. A pretty good episode. 7/10
5.21 JuggernautDirector: Allan Kroeker Story: Bryan Fuller Teleplay: Bryan Fuller and Nick Sagan
The Malon appeared a few times in the latter seasons of Voyager, raising issues about climate change and eco themes. Slightly heavy handed at times but not bad. 6/10
5.22 Someone to Watch Over MeDirector: Robert Duncan McNeill Story: Brannon Braga Teleplay: Michael Taylor and Kenneth Biller
Voyager does Pygmalion! The Doctor is trying to help Seven with her social interactions and this week's lesson is about dating. This episode (directed by Tom Paris actor Robert Duncan McNeill) actually has a good B story too! Not much sci-fi, the human interactions are what makes this a great episode. 9/10.
5.23 11:59Director: Ron Surma Story: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Teleplay: Joe Menosky
Not a bad idea - Janeway tells the story of her ancestor (a sort of uber fanfiction idea!) Shannon O'Donnell. Unfortunately the story of how she tried to fight for a good cause is just not that interesting. 6/10
5.24 RelativityDirected by Nick Eastman Story: Nick Sagan Teleplay: Bryan Fuller, Nick Sagan and Michael Taylor
Time travel episodes can be hit or miss, but this one was a lot of fun! Seven has to try to catch a temporal spy who has planted a bomb at some point in Voyager's past! Lots of fun as we travel to different points in Voyager's past and Jeri Ryan gets to wear a Starfleet uniform too. 9/10
5.25 WarheadDirector: John Kretchmer Story: Brannon Braga Teleplay: Michael Taylor and Kenneth Biller
After the U.S.S. Voyager receives a distress signal from an alien missile, the crew determine that it's a complex, damaged weapon with artificial intelligence and sentient consciousness. But when they beam this mysterious device aboard, it interlinks with The Doctor's program and through him, insists the U.S.S. Voyager enable it to fulfill its mission of mass destruction. Interesting idea and it works pretty well. 7/10
5.26 Equinox IDirector: David Livingston Story: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Teleplay: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
The U.S.S. Voyager finds another Federation starship lost in the Delta Quadrant, the science vessel U.S.S. Equinox, and helps it stave off an attack by creatures from another spatial realm. But when The Doctor retrieves data from the U.S.S. Equinox research lab, Janeway learns the truth that Captain Ransom has seriously violated the Starfleet oath by commiting mass murder in the Delta Quadrant. When she strips him of his command and confines him to quarters, he and his crew manage to escape and tabke The Doctor and Seven of Nine as hostages aboard their ship.
6.01 Equinox IIDirector: David Livingston
Story: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
Teleplay: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
Renegades from the Equinox reprogram the Doctor to be a killer and try to escape from the good ship Voyager and her always noble crew! Pretty good conclusion. 7/10
6.02 Survival InstinctDirector: Terry Windell
Story: Ronald D. Moore
Terrific episode as we open with Seven in full Borg outfit crash landing on a planet. The link to the collective is damaged and Seven and the other drones in her collective gradually start to regain their individuality. So how did they get reassimilated? Ronald D Moore wrote this very thought provoking and well constructed story. Jeri Ryan fab as always.9/10
6.03 Barge of the deadDirector: Mike Vejar
Story: by Ronald D. Moore and Bryan Fuller
Teleplay: Bryan Fuller
Torres confronts a dark side of her Klingon ancestry when she asks a skeptical Janeway to allow doctors to induce a coma-like experience that will allow her to aid her condemned mother who is held aboard a mythic Klingon death barge. This is not that greatest Klingon epsisode sadly. 6/10.
6.04 Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, SpyDirector: John Bruno
Story: Bill Vallelym
Teleplay: Joe Menosky
The Doctor's daydreams take on dangerous dimensions when an alien voyeur sees those fantasies as reality. More Doctor hijinks and quite a fun one. 7/10
6.05 AliceDirector: David Livingston
Story: Juliann delayne
Teleplay: Bryan Fuller and Michael Taylor
Paris's plans to refurbish a used shuttle create big trouble for Voyager when the shuttle's computer manipulates his mind to complete its own plans for repair. It imperils the entire crew.
6.06 RiddlesDirector: Roxann Dawson
Story: Andre Bormanis
Teleplay: Robert Doherty
Janeway and a Keset agent rush to uncover why a mysterious energy force is causing Tuvok's Vulcan physiology to endure severe neurological trauma in the form of mental distress and emotional unpredictability.
6.07 Dragon's TeethDirector: Winrich Kolbe
Story: Michael Taylor
The Voyager runs afoul of hostiles when the ship becomes enmeshed in a subspace corridor, leading to an encounter with the vengeful survivors of a devastated world who plot to hijack the ship in order to retaliate against their ancient enemies.
6.08 One Small StepDirector: Robert Picardo
Story: Mike Wollaeger and Jessica Scott
The Voyager is nearly consumed by a massive rolling ball of energy but curiosity about the rare phenomenon prompts Janeway to launch a probe to investigate and search for a missing 300-year-old U.S. spacecraft trapped inside - a risky maneuver that may cost the lives of the shuttle crew. As Voyager shadows the powerful anomaly known as the Graviton Ellipse, Seven of Nine reluctantly joins a fascinated Paris and Chakotay on the shuttle as they look for the legendary Ares Four, the command module from an early manned mission to Mars. However, once found, the attempt to retrieve the craft and its noble dead pilot proves treacherous, and the small crew must improvise if they are to return at all before the ellipse disappears again into lethal subspace.
6.09 The Voyager ConspiracyDirector: Terry Windell
Story: Joe Menosky
When Voyager encounters an alien whose space "catapult" can speed them back home, a data-overloaded Seven of Nine causes chaos when she incites a civil war then divides the crew with secret allegations of treachery and insurrection. While Janeway debates accepting the use of an alien's technology that can cut their trip back to the Alpha Quadrant by years, an earnest Seven of Nine processes accompanying information and convinces Chakotay that the captain is sabotaging the true mission of Voyager. Likewise, she privately informs Janeway of a budding rebellion, mysteriously fanning flames that threaten to tear the ship apart.
6.10 PathfinderDirector: Mike Vejar
Story: David Zabel
In San Francisco, an obsessed former Enterprise engineer Reginald Barclay recruits Counselor Deanna Troi to help him communicate with the distant Voyager via a radically innovative system that puts him at odds with his superiors. Assigned to the Pathfinder Project, Barclay secretly creates a startlingly realistic simulated hologram of the Voyager and its lifelike crew which he believes has aided his quest to send a one-way message to the actual ship 60,000 light years away. However, his unorthodox manner and single-minded passion for the project anger his commanding officers, forcing Barclay to risk everything when he disobeys orders and tries to generate his transmission through a temporary micro-wormhole.
6.11 Fair HavenDirector: Allan Kroeker
Story: Robin Burger
Captain Janeway and her crew enjoy some hard-earned leisure time in the holographic setting of a charming Irish village where she can't help falling for a ruggedly handsome townsman - but their holiday is darkened by an approching wave of deadly neutron radiation. Created by Paris as a diversion for himself and his mates, sunny Fair Haven offers Janeway a deceptively realistic fantasy figure named Michael, whose physical and intellectual specifications are made to order for her. Soon, her attention is commanded by the trailing edge of a speedy wavefront that poses more of a threat than anyone knows.
6.12 Blink of an EyeDirector: Gabrielle Beaumont
Story: Michael Taylor
Teleplay: Scott Miller and Joe Menosky
When Voyager becomes ensnared in the orbit of a strange, primitive planet -- its energized core enables it to rapidly develop into a society with warp technology. So Janeway briefly transports The Doctor to the alien world, only to learn that the presence of Voyager has inspired invention among the society, which without warning, aims its own weapons at Voyager.
6.13 VirtuosoDirector: Les Landau
Story: Raf Green and Kenneth Biller
The Doctor's ego soars when Voyager engages an advanced but arrogant race which is entranced by the medical officer's passable singing talent, granting him instant rock-star status that tempts him to leave the ship for his legions of fans. Janeway and the crew are perplexed by the effect that The Doctor's voice and variety of song selections have on such a superior alien culture as the Qomar. Millions of them mob his concerts, countless ``fan mail'' messages arrive and groupies abound, but one particular female Qomar catches the good Doctor's eye, and he ponders resigning his commission to stay behind.
6.14 MemorialDirector: Allan Kroeker
Story: Brannon Braga and Robin Bernheim
Post-traumatic stress disorder is pervasive after Chakotay and his shuttle crew begin hallucinating -- convinced they participated in a massacre on an alien world.
6.15 TsunkatseDirector: Mike Vejar
Story: Kenneth Biller, Robert J. Doherty and Gannon Kenney
Teleplay: Robert J. Doherty
Tuvok and Seven get captured by a character named Penk. Tuvok is pretty badly injured, and Seven is forced to fight in their "pit fighter" type of game called Tsunkatse to save Tuvok's life.
6.16 CollectiveDirector: Allison Liddi
Story:Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
Teleplay: Michael Taylor
Chakotay, Kim, Paris and Neelix are taken hostage when the Delta Flyer is captured by a Borg Cube. The Borg will return the crewmembers in exchange for Voyager's navigational deflector. However, Voyager will be unable to go to warp without it. Seven of Nine tells Captain Janeway that the Borg most likely want Voyager's deflector in order to contact the Collective because their own is damaged. While stalling the Borg, Janeway tells them that she is sending Seven over to make sure that her crewmembers are unharmed. Aboard the Borg Cube, Seven discovers that it is manned by neonatal Drones, or children. The children insist that the Borg will come for them once their link is re-established. Because Voyager cannot give up its deflector, Janeway offers Seven's services in repairing the Cube's technology. One of the Borg children tells Janeway that she has exactly two hours before one of the hostages dies. While speaking with the Borg children, Seven tries to jostle their memories in hopes that they will turn away from the Collective and come aboard Voyager.
6.17 Spirit FolkDirector: David Livingston
Story: Bryan Fuller
Problems begin to arise when Voyager runs a Holodeck program non-stop. Characters within the holographic re-creation of Fair Haven become suspicious of the Voyager crew when they begin to notice strange, otherworldly happenings. The city of Fair Haven is set within 19th century Ireland. After several incidents in which Fair Haven residents observe Voyager crew members use 24th century technology, the townsfolk gather and exchange the similar stories. \npar As the townsfolk begin to recognize that their existance is not what it seems to be, the safety of anyone from Voyager visiting Fair Haven is at risk.
6.18 Ashes to AshesDirector: Terry Windell
Story: Ronald Wilkerson
Teleplay: Robert Doherty
A transmission from a rogue alien ship reveals dead starship crew member to be alive, asking for immediate sanctuary aboard Voyager and an old friendship becomes a love affair while alien genes affect the future.
6.19 Child's PlayDirector: David Livingston
Story: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
The oldest of the Borg children is reunited with his parents -- to Seven of Nine's dismay, since she has grown fond of him. As it turns out, the child is a living time bomb infected with the pathogen that killed the adult drones. Voyager must decide whether to interfere by returning for him.
6.20 Good ShepherdDirector: Winrich Kolbe
Teleplay: Dianna Gitto, Joe Menosky
Story: Dianna Gitto
Janeway shepherds three troubled crew members on a short mission away from Voyager to help them adjust to the demands of their jobs and recognize the constraints of their personalities. But an unexpected attack threatens their lives, demanding that all four work in full interaction and complete unity in order to survive.
6.21 Live Fast and ProsperDirector: Levar Burton
Teleplay: Robin Burger
A band of Delta Quadrant con-artists have stumbled across the greatest scam of their careers: impersonating Captain Janeway and her senior officers Chakotay and Tuvok. Using their new identities, they move from system to system engaging in a series of lucrative deceptions. Eventually, the real Captain Janeway and her crew are blamed for these deceptions when the con artists do not deliver the goods as promised. Ultimately, the Voyager crew must either bring the imposters to justice, or pay for their crimes.
Director: Mike Vejar